April 16th 2016, the Economist wrote an article about the battle of Mosul that will take place in 2016. In this article the Economist has shown the world a very narrow narrative that is put forward in media nowadays. The narrative that the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units is ‘sectarian’ and that the Iraqi army is not capable of fighting the war against Daesh*. In addition, the article is not consistent, especially when it comes to statistics.

Picture 1.
‘The fight to retake Iraq’s second largest city has begun. Sunni troops must be at the front.’

poll 100%
Note. Retrieved from The Economist, https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/721963523270684672

As shown in picture 1, Western Media outlets are using false statistics to support their reasoning. Statistics with no background, no information about the sample size, cluster, information about validity or reliability, and more importantly the standard deviation. In the article on the website, it has mentioned that 95% of the inhabitants are against PMU/Kurds liberation. Which is not 100% as the picture is mentioning, this is supporting the narrative of Daesh, rather than supporting Iraqi forces against Daesh.

To sum up, Western media outlets are reporting false information about Iraqi security forces to propagate their political agenda.

*Acronym for ISIL/ISIS

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 16
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    16
    Shares
ALSO READ  Iraqi forces launch massive operation against ISIS terrorists
Iraqi native who's born in Saudi-Arabia. His family fought against Saddam Hussein in the Shaban Revolution of 1991. Additionally, his father was held captive for over 11 years in Iran during the Iraq-Iran war. His uncle is now with the Haashd Al-Shabi (PMU) defending Iraq in a war against terror. Having said that, Ahmed's interests are economics, geopolitics, finance, and business opportunities. From next year one he will pursue his Msc in Business Administration at the RUG (Netherlands) Prior to that he also studied in Canada at the John Molson school of Business.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

3 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Бармин
Бармин
2016-04-18 08:37

Видео обзор карты боевых действий в Сирии и Ираке от 18.04.2016г.
https://t.co/2BEtpbYM1D

Hamade
Hamade
2016-04-18 08:26

@IraqiSecurity @IraqLiveUpdate @Fayli_Iraqi @DrAbbasKadhim

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-18 14:25

The Economist is just about making money and targets only reader that are gambling in stock exchange. Their geopolitical analysis are as much to consider as if you were watching Fox News.
If it was in smth like “Courrier International”, this would have to be considered.